Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Soundwaves

    MADONNA'S COMEBACK... Apparently it's not uncommon these days to be puzzled by the mere mention of Madonna's name. In fact, her handlers sounded testy in...

  • Artistic Measures

    This Sunday's Capital Pride Main Stage and its headliners down on Pennsylvania Avenue may get all the attention, but for the past five years Pride...

  • Divas of Pride

    Today's pop music industry prefers its women doe-eyed and bird-brained. Pin-up pretty but deep-down dumb. But not every woman plays along. ''I'm not the dumb...

  • Rock It, Man

    Like any alternative rocker worth his weight in angst, Bob Mould is not a carefree man. In fact, he's very concerned about the self-destructive nature...

  • Mainstage Entertainment Lineup

    BETTY -- A few months after winning rave reviews for the local production of the Off-Broadway musical hit Betty Rules, the idiosyncratic band Betty comes...

  • Soundwaves

    DURAN DURAN HOPES FOR TOMORROW... You are aware that Duran Duran is back in action, aren‘t you? In a twisted way, the band is actually...

  • Who's the Diva?

    Dana International is nowhere to be found on Offer Nissim's U.S. debut album, First Time. Know how you can tell? The first transsexual, first Israeli...

  • Soundwaves

    Gauthreaux GAUTHREAUX'S AMBITION... Joe Gauthreaux intends his new compilation Party Groove: Cherry Volume 2 to stand the test of time. “Five or 10 years from...

  • Sound-a-likes

    No two pop bands sound exactly the same of course, but all pop music is derivative. So every new or unknown band must face the...

  • Reliving The First Time

    Nine years ago, the circuit came to Washington with a Cherry Jubilee. Compared to more recent offerings, it was a modest start. The weekend was...

  • Piano Power

    Skott Freedman's new self-released album, Judge A Book, is a collection of his covers of other people's songs. But the bisexual indie rocker's cover of...

  • Soundwaves

    SUPERSTARS, NEW AND (ESPECIALLY) OLD…Who would have ever expected Kelly Clarkson as a dance-pop sensation? It could be just a temporary high, a one-hit dance...

  • Fischer King

    There are albums that you like, and bands you at least want to like. But finding both at once? Well, U2 continues to do it,...

  • Soundwaves

    DIGITAL MUSIC POPS… Pop artists are having a particularly good year. Green Day, for starters, is at the high point of its career, the band...

  • Punk'd by Nostalgia

    New Order just might have more influence on today's electronica scene than it's ever had in the 25 years the ever-influential band has been together...